20 Safest Cars of 2015

CLEAN and MEAN.

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2. Mercedes E Class

The Mercedes E Class scored a “good” in all areas, and a “superior” in the front crash prevention test, according to the IIHS. The optional driver assistance package, which includes collision prevention and auto-braking, allowed the Mercedes E Class to avoid a collision at 12 mph and 25 mph. The roof of the Mercedes E Class was able to withstand 5 times the vehicle’s weight before crushing 5 inches, surpassing the minimum 4 to 1 ratio required to score a “good”. In the small overlap front test, the Mercedes E Class scored an average of “good”, with lower leg/foot and dummy kinetics scoring an “acceptable”. Driver space was maintained well, but dummy kinetics indicated injury to the left and right lower legs was possible in a crash, and there is a low risk of injury to the head from the A-pillar.

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